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The Nearest Thing to Life

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In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, the noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works

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Author James Wood James Wood
Binding Hardcover
Condition New
Pages 189
ISBN-13 9780224102049
Publisher Vintage Publishing


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